Saturday, January 19, 2019


Cannabis Culture, Cannabis Lifestyle & the Cannabis Community





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Cannabis Culture, Cannabis Lifestyle & the Cannabis Community


We are out of the Cannabis “Closet” , I use this term with the utmost respect and not to downplay the stigma and plight our LGBTQ community has faced with their own struggle to show pride in their authenticity.
I am a mother of a LGBTQ daughter. A lesbian and a fabulous woman.

I use this term “coming out of the cannabis closet” as this experience has brought me closer to my child. The understanding of what negative judgments, false beliefs and societies view on the beautiful,unique humans that we are can be very hurtful. We now face them together with support and kindred realization.

We have a deeper understanding individually and together now. We can talk openly and freely about incorrect judgments of who we are in our existence on this planet. We have found greater love and respect for each other. We both have great gratitude for Cannabis, this divine feminine energy that awakens the mind, body and soul.  #loveislove #onelove

This is why we are creating the Cannabis Culture, the Cannabis Lifestyle. We want to sparkle, elevate and face the judgments and false beliefs about Cannabis. Breaking the “dumb stoner” stereotype.The lazy pothead “stigma”.  

We are successful, we are educated, we are creative, we are intelligent and we are less stressed! Cannabis Life is about living life to the fullest-in Full Spectrum.
Facing our fears, discovering our life purpose living mindful, creating a positive lifestyle brand and truly enjoying the present.

Cannabis Culture Terms: Part 1

420: Four Twenty as history goes, was a coined phrase by a group called the Waldos, in San Rafael, California in 1971. They would meet at 4:20 pm after sports practice to smoke a joint and look for a mysterious abandoned crop of marijuana in the surrounding mountains.
Later, through the help of the “Dead Heads” the Grateful Dead groupies and followers, 420 became synonymous with consuming marijuana or smoking a joint together. It spread through pop culture and became the anthem for protest of legalization and decriminalization of pot,weed, ganja,marijuana, cannabis. 420 is now a community of Activists, Consumers of Cannabis (Medical/Recreational) and Cannabis Advocates that celebrate not only the time 4:20pm to use Cannabis proudly but also the date of April 20th where we can Sparkle, Elevate, and Celebrate in the Cannabis Community, The 420 Community.


710: Seven Ten Resembles OIL-710 , spelled upside down. It was a term originally used referring to Marijuana/Cannabis concentrates, like THC wax, honey oil, hash oil and shatter, also known as Dabs.
The popularity of Dabs or Dabbing concentrates in on the rise due to the quick high you will get from a high THC concentrate. Have you heard the term HAF? (high as fuck) , Yup that’s a dab alright ;) Dabs are evolving from recreational to medical use as the high THC or high CBD concentrates are potent, fast acting, longer lasting and more cost efficient for Medical patients.
We are learning more through the recreational market is also learning more about Dabs and they are becoming mainstream in the Cannabis Culture Consciousness.
While the origin of the 710 term is greatly debated, I have been told it originated in Colorado and California ? So, Yes as you see no one knows for sure, however it has gotten the attention of Cannabis Culture and now 7:10 or July 10th is now been used to celebrate Dabs and concentrates. Some refer to it at the “new 420”  by hipster Cannabis Connoisseurs. I am always up for a holiday party celebration filled with positive, floating, happy love vibes. Happy 710 !


210: October 17, 2018 made Canadian history.
In a recent interview,Canadian Cannabis Culture Guru’s Cy Williams of High Canada Magazine interviewed Terry Roycroft of MCRCI in which they used a new coined Canadian term 210, “when you can’t wait for 420,just have half a joint, vape, dab at 210.”

Our wake and bake, Coffee (or tea,juice, or vegan dairy free protein shakes)….and Cannabis culture is totally Canadian. We have a “je ne sais quoi”, a laissez-faire attitude of le herbe, merci beaucoup. We have passion for le herbe and push the boundaries so gently and elegantly.
Have a little puff more often? Sure, as we are learning how micro-dosing unlocks the keys to the Endocannabinoid system, to keep the THC & CBD cannabinoids at regular levels the therapeutic response regulates in our bodies to achieve homeostasis and let’s face it cannabis makes you bloody happy.
I am up for another holiday celebration on February 10th, Our own Canadian day and it makes a good winter festival day ! #210canada,  Follow @210canada on IG https://www.facebook.com/210Canada/ and join and celebrate the Canadian 210 movement

We are Pot Pioneers, Cannabis Crusaders, We are the largest country in the World with legalized Cannabis, Marijuana, Pot , Weed, Ganja, Bud, Herbe. We are industry leaders, We are recognized Educators,  we are scientific innovators, we are master botanists, we are professional business people and we are ganjapreneurs. Yes , “O Cannabis” we stand proud and we are happy to be here right here, right now.

Author: Julie Ann Matheson LPN, BA

Works Cited & Photo Image Credits:

  1. https://www.facebook.com/210Canada/

IMAGE:
  1. 420 Vancouver, Canada https://globalnews.ca/news/4154787/what-does-4-20-mean-cannabis-legalization/
  2. Rainbow Weed https://weheartit.com/entry/52396744
  3. Montreal Haze  https://imgur.com/gallery/FKdYAvA

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

What is Coffee & Cannabis YYC

I get a lot of questions about Coffee & Cannabis YYC and what it is about:

Coffee & Cannabis was created with a multiple platform concept.

1. To Help Remove the Negative "Stigma" of Cannabis Use to the Public.

 Many people use Cannabis for various reasons, some may be medical reasons to alleviate pain, anxiety, stress, promote restful sleep among other reasons. Many people choose to use cannabis as a recreational substance instead of alcohol. Many people will use cannabis and not alcohol or with limited alcohol use. They prefer how it reacts with their bodies and find it can actually enhance their lives. 
The people that utilize cannabis come from all socioeconomic backgrounds and are successful, healthy people not the "stoner" image from the the past. We can be educated, successful, creative and use cannabis. 

2. Informal Education: Educating the Public is a Passion of Coffee & Cannabis. 

By having a casual format over coffee. We talk all things cannabis. Giving education to the Canna Curious , the Nug Naive to empower them to make their own decisions on Cannabis use. We can navigate them toward Medical Professionals with over 5 years in the Medical Cannabis Industry or Encourage them to explore the recreational market if they want to explore their journey with cannabis independently. There are always many questions when it comes to cannabis and I learn a new thing every day about this amazing beautiful flower and plant. 

3. A Promotional Tool for Cannabis Industry Professionals & Business:

Each month we promote different Co-Hosts that are in the Cannabis Industry. From other Event Promoters and Creators, Authors, Local Companies and Cannabis Start Ups. This is an opportunity to get your ideas out to the public in a fun and informative "cannatalks" learning series. We talk about growing, vaping, sex, events, 420 supplies, new products and services available to the Cannabis Community and Branding a Cannabis Lifestyle. We also Promote the Cafe or Coffee House as Host and Our gracious Event Sponsors, supporting local YYC business. 

4. Changing the Brules (Bullshit Rules): PRO CANNABIS EVENTS: 

I am waiting for the day that Cannabis can be consumed at all events recreationally. Everytime I go by a Shesha Bar puffing on the Hookah, I say WHY? WHY not Cannabis too??  Current municipal legislation will not allow cannabis products to be served or consumed in a place of business unless they authorize the use. However many business' are afraid to lose their licenses. Do we have to bring the Canna-Rave back? If you have a medical prescription you can consume in public spaces with exceptions. WHY? Alcohol is served at every event I go to , Many of us do not drink. We would like to have a vape! At the moment we are still sneaking cannabis prior, during and after these events. Or popping an DIY Edible during ;). AND ITS ENCOURAGED!!
However I want to vape, drink infused canna-coctails and have infused treats at events! So by hosting events and pushing back on the "brules" in hopes to facilitate change to open up coffee shops, lounges, events etc that can consume cannabis onsite ! We need to support and promote each other in the Cannabis Lifestyle community. 

5. Cann Give Back: 

My personal dream is to give back to the community. Supporting groups like Spirit Fund Canada, Grow Calgary, to promote a positive and giving Cannabis Community image. Supporting Charity (that accepts our support) and give back to the city, province and country in charitable ways. 

Come to our next Event February 7, 2019
Sex Pot, Boudoir Bud, Lit Lovers:  at the Dandelion Cafe YYC in Inglewood, Sponsored By Adult Source Calgary. 


Wednesday, January 9, 2019



What happens at Coffee & Cannabis YYC ?

Well anything can happen that's for sure.

We will talk about Cannabis related subjects and answer as many of your questions as we can for you.  

Each month has a different theme and different presenters that are Cannabis Experts in the area they are discussing. 

At our last Coffee & Cannabis YYC, we presented on:


Cannabis as Medicine -Julie Ann Matheson LPN, BA.


Ganja Chalice, The Original Cannabis Vape- Ras Londonlozi, Rasta, BSc 



Please watch the video presentations below.


Elevate & Percolate 





Boudoir Bud, Lit Lovers-Julie Ann Matheson LPN, BA February 7, 2019  Presentation: Coffee & Cannabis YYC  Event: Sex Pot, Boudo...